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This is an archive collection of entries from  my main personal blog, My Mundane Mid-Life.

This collection of entries is from the Category "Sports".

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wolves 3 - Marlies 2 - Shootout
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Why do they sign has beens? The White Sox agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent RHP Bartolo Colon. 8:19 PM Jan 14th from txt

posted at 08:19 PM | Link | Twitter Tweet | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Wolves 6 - IceHogs 1
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wolves 2 - Monarchs 7
posted at 09:50 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wolves 6 - Bruins 0
posted at 11:59 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wolves 3 - Rivermen 2
posted at 11:10 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Monday, September 29, 2008

White Sox 8 - Tigers 2
posted at 10:30 PM | Link | White Sox | Care to comment? | § |

Sunday, September 28, 2008

White Sox 5 - Indians 1
posted at 04:10 PM | Link | White Sox | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, September 27, 2008

White Sox 6 - Indians 12
posted at 10:00 PM | Link | White Sox | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, September 06, 2008

White Sox 7 - Angels 6
posted at 11:25 PM | Link | White Sox | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, August 23, 2008

White Sox 3 - Rays 5
posted at 08:05 PM | Link | White Sox | Care to comment? | § |

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Baseball Park Fan Survey

Sports Illustrated did a survey of fans to determine the rankings of Major League ballparks. They had 10 categories and weighed each of them the same: Affordability, Food, Team Quality, History & Tradition, Ballpark Atmosphere, Fan Intelligence, Fan Hospitality, Promotions, Getting To The Game and finally Neighborhood.

Interesting... and since this is all about the "fan experience" at the ballpark, it's interesting to see where the parks ranked - and for what. A little unfair to the Washington Nationals as the survey was for RFK Stadium and not the new Nationals Park.

The survey was for your hometown park. Of the respondents, almost 15% were season ticket holders, and almost half went to at least 5 games a year. That means under 50% went to at least 5 games, so their fan experiences could have been based solely on one or two games... or even worse: what they've heard about the experience.

The Chicago ballparks? US Cellular Field - 8th, Wrigley Field 15th

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posted at 02:52 PM | Link | Baseball | Care to comment? | § |

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wolves 1 - Moose 2 (Overtime)

Chicago Wolves Manitoba Moose

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posted at 10:37 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Friday, February 15, 2008

Rockstar Curling?

OK... saw this today... and it just FEELS like it's something out of The Onion... but... could it be true?

Somebody is floating the idea of a reality show that can actually produce - as a winner - an Olympian.

So... what kind of sport would work for that? How about... curling!

Now, it has turned into a American Idol reality thing with five male and five female slots to produce the entries to the Olympic tryouts.

The cool thing, that was unfortunately false, is that at one time they were talking about "closet curlers" that are rockstars would be involved - specifically John Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. How cool would that have been? How cool would it have been for those guys to expose more people to the sport?

posted at 01:32 PM | Link | Olympics | Care to comment? | § |

Monday, February 11, 2008

STH secret presale...

w00T! Single game tickets went on sale this morning for the White Sox for Season Ticket Holders (not he general public. I love having the opportunity to get at tickets ahead of everyone else) . We grabbed-up tickets to opening day (since our package doesn't include it) and grabbed tickets for Elvis night in August.

I'm feeling better - it's feeling more like spring again... except for that snow and below zero temperatures...

posted at 11:04 AM | Link | White Sox | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Wolves 3 - Admirals 1

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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posted at 10:35 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Wolves 4 - IceHogs 2

Chicago Wolves Rockford IceHogs

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wolves 5 - Monarchs 2

Chicago Wolves Manchester Monarchs

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wolves 5 - Marlies 4

Chicago Wolves Toronto Marlies

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Stealing a Taco

On the way home from work today, I had to stop by Taco Bell.

Now... why would I do that... and why would you care?

Because everyone in the United States is getting a free taco today. Now... again... why?

Because Taco Bell ran a promotion that was called "Steal a Base Steal a Taco". In a nutshell, if anybody in the World Series steals a base in a World Series game, America gets a free a free crunchy seasoned beef taco .

So - there it was: last Thursday, Game 2, bottom of the 4th. - Thank You Boston Red Sox rookie center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (he walked after two out, and stole second in a 2-1 win by Boston over Colorado)

The place wasn't crowded at all... you could only cash-in today from 2pm-5pm. I can't imagine what the chain's 5,800 stores were like during all of this.

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posted at 04:50 PM | Link | Mundane | Care to comment? | § |

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another season over

Boston sweeps Colorado in the World Series... and thus brings to a close another baseball season...

My heart goes into hibernation until the spring...

posted at 11:32 PM | Link | Mundane | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wolves 2 - Admirals 1 - Overtime - Home Opener

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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posted at 10:46 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Saturday, October 06, 2007

So sorry.

The Natural Order of things has returned to normal in Chicago.

posted at 08:31 PM | Link | Cubs | Care to comment? | § |

Sunday, September 30, 2007

White Sox 3 - Tigers 13

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

White Sox 3 - Tigers 2

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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posted at 01:57 PM | Link | White Sox | Care to comment? | § |

Friday, September 28, 2007

Wolves 3 - Monsters 6 - PRESEASON

Chicago Wolves Lake Erie Monsters

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posted at 10:04 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Sunday, August 05, 2007

A bit of relief?

On Thursday morning, I lamented about I how I was feeling due to Baseball in Chicago.

I feel only SLIGHTLY better today.

The Sox won 4 straight, sweeping the Detroit Tigers knocking them out of first place, and are 7-3 in their last 10.

The Cubs lost tonight, are 5-5 in their last 10, and dropped a game out of first place.

Now, look... this has been just a crazy year... and I'm not saying that these teams are finally doing what I had expected them to do... far from it.

It's Chicago. It's August.

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. You just never know.

posted at 09:35 PM | Link | Baseball | Care to comment? | § |

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A city full of ties

My world is crumbling in front of me...

My team, the Chicago White Sox are tied for last place in the AL Central Division (13 games out with the Kansas City Royals).

And... there's that "other" team... the Chicago Cubs are tied for first in the NL Central Division with the Milwaukee Brewers (6 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals).

I feel ill.

And, with the Cubs up for sale, I have to admit that there's a noble campaign going on: a group of Chicagoans working to facilitate a fan-owned buyout of the Chicago Cubs and restore the voice of the fans within baseball - 4FansSake.com

posted at 08:19 AM | Link | Baseball | Care to comment? | § |

Sunday, July 29, 2007

White Sox 1 - Blue Jays 4

Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

White Sox 2 - Blue Jays 0

Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

White Sox 6 - Twins 3

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

White Sox 3 - Twins 1

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Wolves 4 - Stars 5 - West Division Final Game 2

Chicago Wolves Iowa Stars

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Wolves 7 - Stars 0 - West Division Final Game 1

Chicago Wolves Iowa Stars

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posted at 10:18 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Sunday, April 29, 2007

White Sox 2 - Angels 5

Chicago White Sox Anaheim Angels

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

White Sox 0 - Angels 3

Chicago White Sox Anaheim Angels

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Wolves 4 - Admirals 1 - West Division Semifinal Game 2

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Wolves 3 - Admirals 2 - West Division Semifinal Game 1

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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posted at 10:44 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wolves 5 - Moose 2

Chicago Wolves Manitoba Moose

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posted at 10:17 PM | Link | Wolves | Care to comment? | § |

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wolves 4 - Rivermen 3

Chicago Wolves Peoria Rivermen

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posted at 10:31 PM | Link | Wolves | § |

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wolves 4 - Admirals 6

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Wolves 3 - Bulldogs 6

Chicago Wolves Hamilton Bulldogs

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Friday, March 02, 2007

He can be worth how much?

Have you heard about this story about a minor league pitcher?

Matt White. 29 years old. Only pitched 9 2/3 innings in the majors, over 9 professional seasons in just 7 games. Journeyman. He's a non-roster invitee to Dodgers spring training. Can he make the team? Doubtful, I think. But, I think he'll do OK...

Flash back 3 years ago. His great aunt was going into a nursing home and needed to raise some cash. He bought a 50-acre mountain-top lot of hers for $50,000.

He starts to clear 4 acres of the land to build a house, but had problems because they kept hitting these large flat rocks. There was so much rock, that he called a local geologist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to find out what it was.

It's mica schist, a slate-like shiny metamorphic stone used for patio decks and other construction.

OK, cool... you can sell it. It sells for $100 a ton. Now, it's gonna cost money to get the rock removed.

But... let's do some quick calculations...

$100 per ton... The geologist estimated there were 24 million tons of the stone on his land.

This journeyman pitcher, that didn't make more than $300,000 in his entire career... is sitting on... potentially...

$2.4 BILLION of rock.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Wolves 0 - Knights 2

Chicago Wolves Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Wolves 6 - Crunch 2

Chicago Wolves Syracuse Crunch

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wolves 4 - Marlies 5

Chicago Wolves Toronto Marlies

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Wolves 3 - Bulldogs 6

Chicago Wolves Hamilton Bulldogs

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Wolves 0 - Pengiuns 1

Chicago Wolves Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Wolves 3 - Americans 5

Chicago Wolves Rochester Americans

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Wolves 2 - Admirals 3 (Shoot-out)

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Wolves 5 - Stars 2

Chicago Wolves Iowa Stars

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Wolves 5 - Rampage 4

Chicago Wolves San Antonio Rampage

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Wolves 5 - Griffins 3

Chicago Wolves Grand Rapids Griffins

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

7-1

Boy, the team looked BAD... and they had to lose against.. the Dolphins???

So much for 16-0...

posted at 03:55 PM | Link | Bears | § |

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Wolves 3 - Phantoms 2

Chicago Wolves Philadelphia Phantoms

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posted at 10:57 PM | Link | Wolves | § |
One year ago today...

What happened a year ago tonight?

The Chicago White Sox won the World Series.

It's now time to crown a new champion... and we become.. nothing. Losers. Not even in the playoffs when we should have been.

I'm rooting for St. Louis.. I don't want want the Detroit Tigers to win... that way, in my twisted head, the White Sox will still be the last American League winner of the World Series...

Twisted...

posted at 06:42 PM | Link | White Sox | § |

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Wolves 4 - Moose 7

Chicago Wolves Manitoba Moose

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sticking it to Chicago baseball fans

The title refers to the 2006 World Series.

You see, no matter which Chicago baseball team you favor, root for, die for... this year's World Series has to feel painful.

Why?

Well, if you follow the White Sox (as I do), then having the Detroit Tigers - the team's nemesis from your own division - as the American League rep, just stings like hell.

Now... if you follow that "other" Chicago baseball team (the Chicago Cubs), then you're in the same situation: the team's nemesis from your own division - the St. Louis Cardinals - as the National League representative.

Both representatives from their Central Division. OUR division.

Ouch.. that hurts... (WE should be there!)

posted at 10:44 PM | Link | Baseball | § |

Monday, October 16, 2006

Barely 6-0

Monday Night Football - the death knell for the Chicago Bears since 1997, their 5-0 unbeaten record on the line.

Halftime - the Bears look awful, and are losing 20-0. No offense (Rex Grossman looks as if his success has been a fluke), the defense looks terrible against the pass. They suck.

All of a sudden, they returned two fumbles for touchdowns. Then Devin Hester returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown with 2:58 remaining to take the lead.

Yep.. they won 24-23. 6-0. Unbeaten.

(NFL.Com Gamecenter Game Stats)

posted at 11:12 PM | Link | Bears | § |

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Wolves 1 - Admirals 5

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

White Sox + 7-Eleven = 7:11

Oh, crap... more ways to get corporate sponsorship (and revenue) at a ball game: White Sox enter partnership with 7-Eleven. Now, guess what times Night Games will start at U.S. Cellular Field during the week during 2007?

Yep. 7:11 pm. For the next three years.

Now... how about even more expensive seats at the park? They're MOVING the Press Box behind Home Plate. The old Press Box on the mezzanine level of the ball park is being converted into a new club lounge featuring 220 premium seats, with a lounge and restaurant-type food service. The new seating area will retain the movable windows of the press box. The seats will cost $250 each and will be available only in a full season-ticket plan, and went on sale Monday. The press gets to move to the 400 Level of the stadium along the first-base side.

The team's only other off-season renovation will be the continued replacement of blue seats to green seats throughout the park. About damn time! We'll finally get our new seats... and rumor has it that they will actually be pitched/turned/twisted to face more toward the plate.

posted at 01:18 PM | Link | White Sox | § |

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Adding Insult to Injury

Less than 24 hours after being eliminated from play-off contention, guess what I got in a DHL Express packet today?

Yep.

My playoff tickets.

Bastards.

posted at 08:28 PM | Link | White Sox | § |

Monday, September 25, 2006

Officially Over

The White Sox played Cleveland tonight - Lost 14-1.

The team was officially eliminated from the playoffs.

I knew it was coming... it doesn't diminish the hurt that I feel about a team that played so far under their potential.

No ALDS. No ALCS. No World Series.

Crap... I enjoyed them so much last year.. I got used to them.

As far as I am concerned, he season is over. They are dead to me now.

posted at 10:28 PM | Link | White Sox | § |

Sunday, September 24, 2006

White Sox 12 - Mariners 7

Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

White Sox 11 - Mariners 7

Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

White Sox 2 - Indians 5
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Saturday, September 09, 2006

White Sox 10 - Indians 8
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Sunday, August 27, 2006

White Sox 6 - Twins 1

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

White Sox 7 - Twins 8 - 11 Innings

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

How dare you

So, after a WONDERFUL weekend of sweeping the Detroit Tigers, and LOSING to the Kansas City Royals (UPDATE: We lost EVEN WORSE tonight!). what come in the mail today?

THE INVOICE FOR POSTSEASON TICKETS.

Damn you!

Have our seat assignments.. still downstairs but out toward the right field foul pole. Included - parking for all ticketed events, seats to all 3 (possible) American League Division Series, Home Game 2 of the American League Championship Series and Home Game 2 of the World Series.

Excited? Well... yes... if the team would just PLAY a little better..

posted at 05:13 PM | Link | White Sox | § |

Sunday, August 13, 2006

White Sox 7 - Tigers 3

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

White Sox 4 - Tigers 3

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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Friday, August 11, 2006

White Sox 5 - Tigers 0

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Not a winner

0 – 7 – 2 – 8 – 3 – 1
0 – 1 – 5 – 6 – 2 – 3
0 – 2 – 0 – 8 – 6 – 7

Chicago White Sox Charities 2005 World Series Ring Raffle. 3 fans get a REAL World Series Ring... with their name on it.

Nuts. Didn't win.

posted at 07:14 PM | Link | White Sox | § |

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Grinder Bash

The White Sox threw a party for season ticket holders today (actually, on Thursday and Friday, too). They used to do this almost every year. They suspended this or a few years, because the park had renovations being done, almost year long. Now, that the season ticket base has grown so dramatically, the team decided to throw another party.

I LOVE these things. There's something special about being in the park - when the team isn't there playing ball. I took my buddy Barry to share this unusual event.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

White Sox 5 - Rangers 0

Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

White Sox 3 - Rangers 1

Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

What to go A.L.!

Another Amercan League All-Str winner! Thanks, Ozzie! What a way to win - in the top of the 9th!


(Boxscore)

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

White Sox 6 - Red Sox 5 - 19 INNINGS

Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

White Sox 6 - Red Sox 9

Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

White Sox 10 - Astros 9 - 13 Innings

Chicago White Sox Houston Astros

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

White Sox 6 - Astros 5 - 10 Innings

Chicago White Sox Houston Astros

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Annual Yard Sale

Get up early (for a Saturday) and hit the road for the South Side...

It's that time again... time for the White Sox Annual Yard Sale at the park (U.S. Cellular Field).

The line was long when we got there, but it was awfully spread out, with lots of people bringing chairs to sit in while they wait.

The best thing about the event is that all the proceeds go to White Sox Charities.

With that in mind, we went looking for clothing.. we had bought jackets here in the past (yes, authentic, player-worn jackets), and they didn't have ANY this year! They really brought out the odd stuff... banners used around the city for "Rally Monday", the rally downtown before the World Series, empty bottles of Champagne from each of the locker room celebrations during the playoffs ($60-$100), full sheet World Series Tickets (un-printed with seat info). I wanted some bunting that was displayed at the park (MLB authenticated), but that was $50 each and the bunting was small.

They had the regular selection of things - used hats, bats, helmets, an AWFUL lot of catcher's gear this year compared to last, lots of equipment bags, helmet bags... and of course what everybody goes after - jerseys. The real deal.

We weren't even close to being the first one's in line, and back in January, at Sox Fest, they always set up a "Garage Sale" room that people must have rifled through, because the jersey selection - though large - didn't have a lot of jerseys by the somewhat major players, let alone the major players. If you wanted a jersey of a pitcher that was barely in the majors for a few weeks, there were a ton of them (including ones for the World Series complete with World Series patch on the sleeve). There were prior years players that they haven't got rid of yet. Lot's of BP windshirts and "tops" (wouldn't call them jerseys).

The surprising pieces to me were at the extreme left of the left rack in the row of racks.

Here were the jerseys of Major players now gone. Jerseys you would have NEVER seen in any rack in any year. These were put aside as special and if you were lucky, you could ask to get one. The one that caught my eye? FRANK THOMAS. NEVER would have been in the rack. Now that he's gone, he's there. Now granted, it was REALLY expensive (I think $1,000), but it was still in the rack. I knew that I had hit the right part in the rack... they guys that are gone... tons of Carl Everett jerseys... Shingo Takatsu... guys who were good and made a difference. But the one guy I thought that made a difference and we hated to see him go, was the one I was after. I snatched it up and walked away from the racks quickly. The Jersey? Aaron Rowand.

That's all we bought this year... nothing else caught our eye... the great thing is that THIS year at checkout, you got a form to fill out stating that the items you bought were to benefit a charity, thus ding..ding..ding..ding..ding Tax Writeoff.

I just love going to the park for special events, like this one, when there isn't a game. It's just feels special. There was another event going on that you had to pay to participate - playing catch in the outfield. It's reall typical for Dads to bring their youngsters, with their mitt and balls, and you're allowed onto the field for an hour to play catch. the day before Father's Day. How cool is that?

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

White Sox 8 - Indians 10

Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

White Sox 4 - Indians 3 - 11 Innings

Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

White Sox 2 - Rangers 10

Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

White Sox 4 - Cubs 7

Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

White Sox 7 - Cubs 0

Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

White Sox 3 - Royals 2

Chicago White Sox Kansas City Royals

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

White Sox 9 - Royals 2

Chicago White Sox Kansas City Royals

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

White Sox 7 - Twins 3

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

White Sox 9 - Twins 2

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

White Sox Ticket Sales

Had to write something here for the White Sox fans out there...

... as of yesterday, the Sox have now passed last year's season total for tickets sold.

April 19. Not bad for advance sales. Hopefully we can live up to expectations...

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

White Sox 6 - Blue Jays 4

Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Wolves 6 - Aeros 5

Chicago Wolves Houston Aeros

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White Sox 4 - Blue Jays 2

Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

No Wolves

Was just watching the game on Comcast Cable.

The Wolves have been eliminated from playoff contention by their 5-4 loss in overtime.

I Believe this is the first time in franchise history that the Wolves didn't make the playoffs.

Great. I think I feel a shakeup coming on...

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Wolves 1 - Stars 4

Chicago Wolves Iowa Stars

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

White Sox 2 - Indians 8

Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Still in Fist Place

I woke up and felt the need to see if the White Sox were still playing.

Sure enough, they were.

They got themselves into a 3-3 tie in the top of the 4th when the rains came. No, DELUGE.

Total Rain Delay time: 2 hours 57 minutes.

Sox won 10-4 around 1:10 in the morning.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Wolves 4 - Aeros 2

Chicago Wolves Houston Aeros

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Wolves 3 - Rivermen 4 (Shootout)

Chicago Wolves Peoria Rivermen

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Wolves 6 - Americans 4

Chicago Wolves Rochester Americans

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Wolves 5 - Griffins 2

Chicago Wolves Grand Rapids Griffins

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Wolves 2 - Moose 5

Chicago Wolves Manitoba Moose

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Game On!

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!

Sitting at my desk and listening to baseball on the radio!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, it's preseaon.

OK, it's a different station covering the games.

OK, it's a different broadcast team covering the games.

But, it's baseball!!!!

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Monday, February 27, 2006

The Idiot

I've never been a fan of Frank Thomas.

Now, he may be destined for the Hall of Fame. He really did contribute for years for the Chicago White Sox. He was a big deal.

Was.

He also could have had this city wrapped around his little finger. If he would just shut-up, or say a few things a certain way. Maybe even actually do a few charity things. No. He squandered what he had. He got hurt. He stopped producing meaningful numbers. He wasn't a go-to guy, he was a goat.

His time had come a long time ago, passed, and yet he lingered a bit too long. When the team finally gets together and wins the World Series for the first time in 88 years, his 35 games/109 At-Bats/.219 average barely contributes.

And now he's in Oakland.

Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams called former slugger Frank Thomas" an idiot'' over the weekend, because Frank continues to whine about the way he was treated. A selfish man, who refused to play first base, who hadn't played a full season since 2003, didn't like the way he was treated.

Yeah, we treated him well. Too well. He should have been gone years ago under that "diminished skills'' clause of his contract.

Idiot. Shut-up and play for your new team. You're showing your whining to your new team now, and I hope they're listening. No "I" in "team", my friend.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Wolves 8 - Barons 0

Chicago Wolves Cleveland Barons

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Less tickets on sale today

The White Sox put up tickets for sale to the general public today. They also said that - for the first time on franchise history - they have sold 2 Million Tickets before Opening Day.

We already have sell outs:

All games available except Sunday, April 2 vs. Cleveland Tuesday, April 4 vs. Cleveland Saturday, May 6 vs. Kansas City Friday, May 19 vs. Cubs Saturday, May 20 vs. Cubs Sunday, May 21 vs. Cubs Friday, July 7 vs. Boston Saturday, July 8 vs. Boston Sunday, July 9 vs. Boston Thursday, August 10 vs. New York, which are sold out.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

WE DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE A SEASON TICKET HOLDER...

I'm full of all kinds of emotions right now, the major ones are anger and hurt.

For the first time since becoming a Split Season Ticket Holder for the White Sox since January of 1996, Carol and I will be missing Opening Day.

Why?

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Wolves 1 - Phantoms 6

Chicago Wolves Philadelphia Phantoms

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Strong women

Torino 2006
After watching the Canadian Women's Hockey team beat Italy 14-0, I'm convinced they could possibly beat the Chicago Wolves.

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Friday, February 10, 2006

XX Games open

Torino 2006
The games are open.

I love HDTV.

Why American 70's/80's music to march the teams into the stadium?

Did Luciano Pavarotti actually sing or was it tape? He sure wasn't straining at all. There wasn't enough close-ups for a definitive answer.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Wolves 1 - Crunch 3

Chicago Wolves Syracuse Crunch

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Fest-less

Just got off the phone with our pal Janie. None of us is going to SoxFest, which starts in under an hour. Of all years to not pay attention to when tickets were on sale, the year in which the World Series should not be one of them. It would have been a great night... or weekend, but I screwed-up. We screwed-up. Nuts.

Came home to find the invoice to sign-up for the Stadium Club for the year. For a split-season ticket package it went up over $100 to $550. It's worth it for the beginning of the season when it's cold & rainy. It's worth it for those 90 degree summer days. And boy is it worth it in post-season. We split it with Janie & Gary and it works out. Pretty upset the price went up, though...

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Changes at TPFKAC™

Hearing rumors about some of the changes going on at Comiskey... "The Joan"... "The Cell"... US Cellular Field... whatever. (Still pissed-off about the name of the place and it's been three years).

Went looking through WhiteSoxInteractive and found some disturbing stories.

I've been waiting years to change the color of the seating from that pool blue to green, the way ballparks should look. I got all excited when they made the announcement that it was going to happen. So it started last year, and it was supposed to progress through last season. Never did. This off-season, they've gone through, starting upstairs, and ripped out all the seats and replaced them (as of this writing, they're not complete - the last two sections are to done - somehow they received the wrong seats). The started working downstairs - but only up to the dugouts. that's right, my section WON'T be getting new seats this season for the second year in a row. there's no explanation why. Here's where the rumor and speculation come in: in the majority of "modern" ballparks, the seats in these areas are specially built so they are canted toward the infield, sort of like setting the seats at a 12 degree angle while keeping the whole row straight. Now, if that's what they're doing, then I'll shutup and relish in the canted seat next year. If that's not what happening, and they're just stalling again, then I'm going to be pissed, because who sits in these seats? The Partial Season Ticket Holders, who are slowly starting to feel screwed by the team (the possible inability to get Opening Night tickets was the beginning of the mistreatment).

On a different subject, what may be the most disturbing news for me.

Nancy Faust will not be playing organ at all of the games in 2006. In fact, she's only playing day games. Nancy says it's her idea. Perhaps it's the beginning of a retirement after what will be 37 years of playing the organ.

I know that people want to hear something more modern, like the clips that are played for the home players when they come up to bat. (Nancy plays pieces for the visiting teams batters).

It's baseball. You've got to have organ music.

You gotta have Nancy.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Wolves 4 - Admirals 6

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

20,000 and climbing

The White Sox announced that Season Ticket sales have passed 20,000, the highest in franchise history. This is allowing General Manager Ken Williams to raise the payroll to $95 million, certainly something that can't hurt the team. The downside? Because of the way MLB handles postseason tickets, anybody buying a full Season Ticket after January 15 (or Partial after January 9) will NOT get any options to buy Postseason tickets. A waiting list has been created for people that want to get the postseason options. WAITING LIST. The Sox have a WAITING LIST for Season Tickets (soft of). I NEVER thought this would happen in this town. There's also a RUMOR floating around (it's just a rumor) that - because of the number of Season Tickets being sold - the popular Dog Day promotion may be canceled because there will be too many Season Ticket Holders that will need to be displaced when the bleachers are vacated to make room for the dogs and their owners. Another rumor going around - due to the new City of Chicago Smoking Ordinance, U.S. Cellular Field will now be smoke-free. (As a non-smoker, all I can say is "YES!")

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Friday, December 30, 2005

Wolves 11 - Rivermen 5

Chicago Wolves Peoria Rivermen

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Wolves 3 - Bears 4 (Overtime)

Chicago Wolves Hershey Bears

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Wolves 3 - Admirals 4

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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Friday, November 25, 2005

Wolves Announcement


Went to the Wolves practice facility here in town. I was too curious about this Media Alter from Wednesday night. There was a big tournament going on, so there were a lot of parents and kids there, but no indication of a press conference.

I talked to a few people and the rumor flying around was that Bobby Hull was in the building.

That seems like two different things going on at once.

I was wrong.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Wolves 4 - Hamilton 2

Chicago Wolves Hamilton Bulldogs

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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Wolves 3 - Admirals 2

Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

100 days

Torino 2006
Just 100 days until the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino (or is it Turin?) Italy (February 10, 2006).

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

How much change is good change?

Here's were it's all going to start for the 2006 White Sox - the first player movements.

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Wearing the Championship

People swarming over Championship apparel
Carol left me in charge of getting our World Series championship apparel, so I went over to Dick's Sporting Goods after work. Last time I was there they didn't have anything with any playoff logo on it. Guess that all changes when a team becomes World Champions - they carved-out a really good sized area in front of the store and loaded it with merchandise. Apparently this is going on all over town - sporting goods storing opening hours earlier than normal and the merchandise is just being scooped-up.

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Streaming Video is a good thing

Local TV stations in Chicago started their coverage of the White Sox celebration (a celebratory motorcade from the park though the neighborhoods to the Board of Exchange, followed by a "Ticker Tape Parade" down La Salle street (like they still use ticker tape... I heard they're using shredded-up Chicago Sun-Times newspapers... in my opinion a good use of the Sun-Times, but that's gotta look crappy) and a rally in the midle of La Salle and Wacker, right at the river.

Anyway, some of the local stations (Channels 2, 5, 7, and 9) are streaming their coverage over the web so I'll be able to watch from my desk!

Update: Sign in the crowd downtown: JOE CREDE I WANT TO GO TO THIRD BASE WITH YOU

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Water Canons

I guess the White Sox just landed at Midway and the cool thing was that their plane (looked like an American Airlines 757) was welcomed with a traditional Fire Department Water Canon salute (it's where the fire department water canon trucks will setup opposite each other off of a taxiway and shoot a curtain of water into the air over the taxiway that the plane taxi's underneath). It's cool to watch because that's something that only done on very special occasions and I've never seen it done at a Chicago airport.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
WORLD SERIES BLOG

CHICAGO WHITE SOX - 2005- WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS


Not much to say here... I'm kinda overwhelmed and overcome with emotions, I guess.

To follow one team all your life and finally see them win the championship.

Priceless.

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That's 3

Damn it. Fell asleep in the friggin' chair watching the game. Woke up when the local Fox news was on after the game. Checked TiVo, but it stopped after Uribe's at bat in the 14th, right after Blum's homerun. (have been TiVo-ing all of the games and copying them off to DVD... just for "posterity")

14 innings (The only other World Series game that lasted 14 innings was on Oct. 9, 1916, when the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 2) Five hours and 41 minutes. (longest (time) in World Series history). 482 pitches. 17 pitchers (the previous high of was 13 for a World Series game). Most walks in a World Series game - 21. Most walks by one team was a record, too, for the Sox - 12. Most players used in a World Series game - 43. The 30 men left on base, 15 by each team, were the most in a World Series game. Most combined Double Plays - 6. Scott Podsednik became the first player to have eight official at-bats in a Series game. First World Series game played in the state of Texas.

I knew it was going to be a rough game. If the Sox didn't win, I wasn't too concerned thinking that the Astros and fans would be pretty pumped. They were but everyone sure fell silent ion the 5th when we scored 5 runs to take the lead after being down 4-0 (especially off their "superstar" pitcher Roy Oswalt, who everybody was raving about, to the point of giving him a win for the game handily without him even throwing a pitch - like he was predestined and nobody could touch him).

Hope I can stay up and watch the game tonight!

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

World Series Shopping

We're having company over tonight - a perfect time to get out of the house to let Carol clean it without ME being around.

Besides, I've got places I need to go and see.

After all, the World Series is in town for the first time in 47 years.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

If the sky's gonna fall, at least let's make the place look good...

The Picasso statue in Daley Plaza is wearing a Sox hat.

The two lions in front of the Art Institute are being fitted for hats and will be wearing them shortly.

(I don't know this statue) the hoofs of a downtown sculpture titled "The Bowman and The Spearman" are to outfitted with white socks in time for tomorrow night's Game One against the Houston Astros.

The mayor's office is distributing 20,000 Ozzie Guillen masks. (That's supposed to make the place look better?)

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Today has become "The Sky Is Falling" day

Today, the White Sox and the media are laying it on thick. The World Series is coming to town, but if you don't have a ticket, don't bother getting anywhere close.

The first game starts tomorrow night. The police & FBI are blocking of the streets for a block around the park. Nobody without a ticket gets inside the area. On top of that, there will be random car searches. I remember 2 years ago the searches they were doing around the park prior to the All-Star Game. The real unnerving part? They had guys with Geiger counters checking for radiation coming from the cars... makes you wonder if they heard"chatter" about a "threat". And, jeez, the World Series is a pretty big public event... Great...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Houston, eh?

So we finally find out what opponent we have for the World Series:

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros

It's going to be a long, well fought series.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tickets? HA!

World Series tickets went on sale at noon today.

Gone in 18 minutes.

Thank God we have ours already. There weren't a lot of tickets available anyway - I've heard 2,00-4,000.

Still don't know who we're playing.

Update: Well, it's Houston.

Update: Here's the word on tickets from the Inside The White Sox blog, written by Scott Reifert, their Vice President of Communications:

I've gotten quite a few questions about how the tickets are distributed. The White Sox get our allotment for STH, etc. Then MLB takes a big chunk for the following: MLB sponsors, licensees, broadcasting partners, the media, all other 28 teams, every MLB player, umpire, etc.

What's left goes on sale to the public, which was just over 10,000 tickets available to the general public for the four games. If you figure there were 140,000 people trying to get 2,500 opportunities (since each could buy four tickets), you can determine how tough the odds are and how many fans were disappointed.

Update: This should put us in our place. 10,000 tickets in 18 minutes? How about Tickets for Wrestlemania 22, to be held in Chicago on April 2nd of next year at the Allstate Arena, were put on sale last week -- and sold out in less than two minutes. And that was 15,000 tickets.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD

CHICAGO WHITE SOX - AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - 2005


MLB ALCS BLOG

I didn't think we'd win 4 straight and actually go to the World Series! 4 straight games of complete game pitching?

This is unheard of.

Paul Konerko gets the ALCS MVP trophy.

No World Series appearance since 1959. 46 years. 16,825 days between qualifications.

No World Series win since 1917. 88 years. (let's not get ahead of ourselves)

I wish I could explain to you the feeling of following a team all your life and the team finally makes it to the championship. It's unbelievable.

Yes, there's tears. Tears of joy. I can't explain it. Relief. Pride. Excitement.

(Boxscore)

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Wolves 1 - Moose 3

Chicago Wolves Manitoba Moose

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Sweep? Sweep? SWEEP!
MLB ALDS BLOG

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

OK, now that the season's over...

For the first time in a while (actually, only 5 years but it's long enough) it's time to get ready for post-season baseball.

But it took until today to figure out what was going on. We swept the Cleveland Indians (which I was surprised/shocked about).

We end the season TIED for the best record in all of baseball (best in the AL at least - we tied with the ST. Louis Cardinals) - 99-63. I think that's an OK comeback from our little "slide". (The Cardinals had the best record in baseball at 100-62. We came pretty damn close after losing our best record to them in August)

So, here's how the AL plays out for the ALDS First Round:

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

As John Rooney would say... "Another White Sox Winner!"

Chicago White Sox

MAGIC NUMBER 1 but it doesn't matter...

CHICAGO WHITE SOX - AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS - 2005


Chicago White Sox 2005 American League Central Division Champions
Chicago's victory reduced its magic number to one, clinching a tie for the American League Central title. But even if the Indians were to sweep the three-game set at Jacobs Field this weekend, thus clinching a playoff berth, the White Sox would win the tiebreaker for the AL Central crown with an 11-8 edge in head-to-head play.

The reason the White Sox and Indians wouldn't play a one-game playoff is because, with the Red Sox and Yankees playing each other this weekend, one team would be guaranteed to finish out of the playoffs if the Indians swept the White Sox. And in instances in which two teams from the same division are guaranteed to make the playoffs, MLB does not use a one-game playoff, instead relying on head-to-head records to break the tie.

Alight, this is pretty damn exciting. I feel great. MY team is number one, and the Chicago National League Baseball Club is nowhere to be seen this year. We've taken all the crap you North Siders have dished out, and this particular year you've got nothing. Your team didn't even get to .500. So shut the hell up this year - next year, we're on again. This year - SHUT UP.

However, I will graciously extend my arm to help out anybody willing to jump on the bandwagon to see how far we can ride it this year.

I realize I live in Chicago. I realize we don't have the greatest history when it comes to championships with any professional team in the city. We may get no further than this round. This is OK. Like I said, come 2006 it's "Game On" all over again.

Here's two seemingly opposite stats that bring the whole year in focus as a great start and a sickening slide at the end: Only the 10th team in history to be in first place every day of the season, and the only team in history to have a 15-game lead drop below three games, And we still won it with 3 games to spare.

It sure is nice feeling being on top. Again.

I'm just excited that we get to raise a flag on Opening Day next year. I just wonder what it will say?

(White Sox 4 - Tigers 2 - Boxscore)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Magic Number 2 1 2

Oh, crap... I don't know how my body is going to survive the stress.

One more game against Detroit.

3 final games against our nemesis Cleveland.

Magic Number is reduced with each White Sox win or Cleveland loss.

Magic Number to clinch the division.

Update: Magic numbers are so confusing... If we want to limp-in, the Magic Number is 1.

BUT - If we win tomorrow, and Cleveland wins the rest of 3-game series against them, WE TIE for the AL Central. But then, the White Sox would win the tiebreaker for the American League Central by an 11-8 record in head-to-head competition.

Oh, and let's muddy the water with a coin-toss: If we limp-in with a Wild Card spot, The Sox won a coin toss to host a possible one-game Wild Card playoff contest against either the Yankees or Red Sox on Monday (because the Yankees or the Red Sox are guaranteed 2 losses this weekend - they 're playing a 3-game series against each other)

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Wolves 5 - Rivermen 6 - Preseason

Chicago Wolves Peoria Rivermen

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

White Sox 4 - Twins 1

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

White Sox 8 - Twins 1

Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Great. Taunt me.

My 2005 Post Season Tickets - of course, with the important stuff blocked-out!
So, guess what came in the mail yesterday.

My playoff and World Series tickets.

I think that stabbing pain I had yesterday (which hasn't gone away, it's just "significantly muted") was to show me what a Cub Fan feels like.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

White Sox 1 - Angels 6

Chicago White Sox Anaheim Angels

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

White Sox 5 - Angels 10

Chicago White Sox Anaheim Angels

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

White Sox 2 - Tigers 0

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

White Sox 6 - Tigers 2

Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

White Sox 6 - Yankees 2

Chicago White Sox New York Yankees

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Saturday, August 20, 2005

White Sox 0 - Yankees 5

Chicago White Sox New York Yankees

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Invoice - $995

I came home from work today and there it was in my mailbox.

An invoice.

For Post Season tickets.

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Ted Radcliffe - 1902-2005

Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe is wheeled-out by Harold Baines to throw out the first pitch on his 100th birthday! July 7, 2002 102-year-old Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe watching the game
Baseball lost it's oldest player today (103!). I used to see him around the park - he loved going to White Sox games (his retirement center was only a half mile from the park).

Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe was an old Negro League player who got his nickname (from Damon Runyan) from playing a double-header - catching the first game of the double-header and pitching the second game!

A little bit of history is gone from the park. I hope he enjoyed watching this season. I wished he would have seen the whole season this year - including what just may happen this fall.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Stupid Yankee Fan

A fan sits suspended in the netting behind the plate as he reportedly fell into the netting from the upper deck in the 8th inning as the Chicago White Sox played the NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Newsday photo/ Paul J. Bereswill)
Carol and I were watching the Sox game tonight when something really bizarre happened.

It was the bottom of the eighth - the Sox were winning against the Yankees in New York.

All of a sudden, you hear the fans get riled-up. The TV crew takes to a shot of - some fan that fell out of the upper deck and is now laying in the net attached to the backstop! Holy crap!

Update: There are reports that the kid jumped. 18-year-old Scott Harper of Armonk, N.Y. told three friends he was sitting with that he was going to test whether the net would hold his weight -- and then he jumped, police said.

Harper was arrested and police expect to charge him with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Idiot.

I do like these comments, though:

"I've never seen anything like that before," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I think that's New York, you know, anything can happen."

"That was the only exciting thing that happened today," Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said.

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

White Sox 3 - Mariners 1

Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

White Sox 4 - Mariners 2

Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners

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Friday, August 05, 2005

White Sox 2 - Mariners 4

Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Schaumburg Flyers

Every year, Carol's company has an outing to see a Schaumburg Flyers baseball game. Today, it was another one of those days that we've been having - 90's, high humidity. Not conducive to watching a baseball game (an Independence League baseball game at that). Just as Carol was stepping out of the shower to get dressed tonight (she's still on "vacation") a thunderstorm moved through and the heavens opened-up. It was obvious it was one of those localized storms, or it could have been a remnant of a front that - what seems to be a daily occurrence - pushes through the region but as soon as it hits the Chicago area, it just breaks apart - never producing any lasting rain. I wanted to meet some of her new coworkers, so, admittedly, I coerced Carol into going tonight.

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

White Sox 6 - Red Sox 4

Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

White Sox 0 - Red Sox 3

Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Magic Number

61

I don't get it. The Chicago Tribune is posting the Magic Number for the Chicago White Sox. It's just days after the All-Star Game. This is Chicago. Nobody goes out on a limb like this when it comes to sports teams in town.

But here we are - the Sox still have the best record in all of baseball, again the first team to 60 wins. As of this morning, they're 12 games ahead of the 2nd place team (Twins). I'm not expecting to retain the "best record in baseball" title much longer - the St. Louis Cardinals are just 2 games behind in the win column and they have been stronger than the Sox.

And now the media have started noticing the local team that's actually in First Place and I'm getting that "jinxed" feeling, when you don't say certain things even when they're right in front of you, so you don't jinx the situation and have it change.

And there it is - Magic Number 61 - the number of White Sox wins and 2nd place team losses needed to win the division.

It's only July and they're calculating and publishing a Magic Number.

Scary.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

ASG

After actually attending the All-Star Game in my own hometown, watching the game on TV SUCKS. There are a lot of ceremonies that aren't televised. Hell, they don't even broadcast the Canadian National Anthem anymore! And who threw out the ceremonial first pitch? Don't know - wasn't broadcast. Too many friggin' commercials to run so you don't see anything. Then, when the game is on, there's not enough attention paid to the game. Example - when Kenny Rogers ended his stint on the mound, they interviewed him in the dugout - and never mentioned who the hell was at the plate. Here's a guy, maybe his first time to the All Star Game, who is up to bat and strikes out and the TV crew never says a word on who the person was - it was all about Kenny Rogers, why he was at the game, what he thinks of the crowd reaction... They even screwed up some of the graphics - Early in the game, Fox showed a graphic of the "defensive alignment" of the American League starters. Everyone was there EXCEPT White Sox starting pitcher Mark Buehrle - who was replaced with Chris Carpenter, the starting pitcher for the National League. The audio sucked all night. The little "lipstick" cameras mounted in the ground are cool and give you a different perspective on the game, but they were really dark and almost useless.

I'm jaded. I just didn't enjoy the coverage, In fact - I turned it off more than halfway through the game. I didn't care that I hadn't yet seen 3 of the 4 White Sox players that were there.

(Boxscore)

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

White Sox 8 - Athletics 9 (11 innings)

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Saturday, July 09, 2005

White Sox 1 - Athletics 10

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

White Sox 0 - Cubs 2

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Saturday, June 25, 2005

White Sox 2 - Cubs 6

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Friday, June 24, 2005

Hedging

Let me go on the record here, before anything gets started this weekend.

It has nothing to do with NextFest at Navy Pier, or the wonderful gastronomical Taste Of Chicago that kicks off today.

No, it has to do with baseball, interleague play, and the damn Cubs-Sox series.

I hate this event. Just hate it. I just can't stand the people that show up at the park, get plastered, and start shouting asinine comments at people and just looking for a damn fight. It's both sides of the aisle, both sides are guilty. I just hate the environment. Makes it quite difficult to try and enjoy the game.

We're in the middle of a pretty damn intense heat wave. Temps today are supposed to be around 96, with a Heat Index of 105.

Things happen in an environment like that.

Now, that being said, I don't have a good feeling about the outcome of these games either.

The Sox start the series 9 1/2 games in First Place in the AL Central, with a record of 49-22, the best in all of baseball.

Means nothing in this series. It's all about the outcome of these three games. And even though we lead the series 2-1 so far, I'm not sure we''ll come out winning this series. There's something in the back of my head that feels we can't do it right now. We've won the last 7 games - can we continue it? It seems like a longshot to come out on top for the weekend.

I don't know, it's just a feeling.

That's it. Go about your business.

UPDATE: Score of today's game: Sox 12 - Cubs 2

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Sunday, June 19, 2005

White Sox 4 - Dodgers 3

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

White Sox 5 - Dodgers 3

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Monday, June 13, 2005

Well, THAT'S over...

Chicago Wolves
We would have been going to Game 6 of the Calder Cup Finals tonight.

Would have.

The Philadelphia Phantoms swept the Wolves, 4-games-to-0 last Friday, in front of 20,103 fans, the largest crowd in American Hockey League playoff history. Chicago (12-6) was swept for just the third time in its 11-year postseason history. The Wolves, who lost by more than one goal for the first time this postseason, managed just four goals in the four games, the fewest in a four-game playoff series in franchise history.

Sad, very sad. I mean, the Wolves had to be made of something to claw their way to the top of the West Conference, only to be handily swept in the finals. They were significantly outplayed. It was like there was a totally different team out there for the finals.

So, on the plus side, the Wolves have been in the playoffs every single year of their 11 year existence. They've been to the finals in 5 of those 11 (.450!) and have won 3 of them. That, my friends, is not a shabby performance for the franchise.

It was just shabby this series.

*sigh*

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Friday, June 10, 2005

Cubs-Red Sox Spin

All I've been hearing in the local media is this damn Cubs homestand against the Red Sox, and how they haven't met since the fateful 1918 World Series (a nice summary is at The SportingNews). Well, I'm taking solace in the fact that, yes, they haven't met since then, but the Red Sox have never played in Wrigley Field. Huh? Why? How? Well, during the 1918 World Series, the Cubs management decided to play their home games some place that had more seating capacity - Comiskey Park!

Update: Cubs take the series 2-1, loosing the Sunday Night ESPN game 8-1.

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Sunday, June 05, 2005

White Sox 4 - Indians 6 (12 innings)

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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Wolves 1 - Phantoms 2 - (2OT)- CALDER CUP FINAL Game 2

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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Wolves 0 - Phantoms 1 - CALDER CUP FINAL Game 1

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Monday, May 30, 2005

White Sox 5 - Angels 4

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Wolves 4 - Moose 3 - Western Conference Final Game 1

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Sunday, May 15, 2005

White Sox 2 - Orioles 6

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Saturday, May 14, 2005

White Sox 6 - Orioles 9

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Friday, May 13, 2005

Wolves 4 - Mighty Ducks 1 - West Division Final Game 5

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Wolves 2 - Mighty Ducks 1 - West Division Final Game 2

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Sox Yard Sale

The annual Yard Sale in the Patio Area at U.S. Cellular Field Going through a rack of player jerseys
Time for my annual commute to the White Sox Yard Sale (formerly Garage Sale) at U.S. Cellular Field. Again, this year it was held in the Patio area while Family Day was held out on the field itself, where the outfield was covered with families running around playing catch. How cool it is to watch these families - dads and sons and daughters just playing catch in the outfield of a major league ballpark. It really is special. Sort of a weird passing of the torch, inspiring the young ones to get involved in baseball.

Anyway, there weren't many racks of game-worn jerseys this year - I think there was only 3 or 4. The "deals" in jerseys would be the most recently traded or released players - this year, that would be Carlos Lee and Jose Valentin - both players had at least half a dozen jerseys on the rack that went quickly. This year, I picked up a jacket for Carol (a gray "Away-Style" version) and one for me (the standard black "Home-Style" version). at $75 each, they were a steal. I can't find any ID in Carol's jacket, but I found a "46" in mine - I guess that would be Neal Cotts.

Good turnout. I don't know why people buy player's hats. Just don't want to wear something that sweaty. And bats? Most of them were cracked, but some were still in good shape. Had some catchers gear, too. Actually the best deal is the Media Guides from all of the MLB teams for 25 cents each.

Odd things? Bricks from old Comiskey, Parking Lot signs, and very worn On-Deck circles (pads).

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Wolves 5 - Mighty Ducks 2 - West Division Final Game 1

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Sunday, May 01, 2005

White Sox 8 - Tigers 0

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Saturday, April 30, 2005

White Sox 4 - Tigers 3

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

That's more like I'm used to...

A strong start, a blown lead, 2 hit batsmen, a battle back, let them in a bit, somebody that played shortstop who never played there in their career, and a loss, with 14 hits 3 errors.

Yeah, that's more like it...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

First time in how long?

The White Sox are scaring me. Still on the best start ever - 16-4, 8 straight wins, they're 10-2 on the road, and they're on the West Coast which - historically - has killed us (Oakland won seven of nine against the White Sox last season). And last night was against Barry Zito and we still get a win. Not only that, our catcher (Chris Widger) - who played last season with the Camden Riversharks in the independent Atlantic League before he showed-up at spring training as a non-roster invitee - gets his first homerun in the majors since April 9, 2000!!! (A.J. Pierzynski was able to get the ball from the fan to give to Widger.)

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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Best start ever?

This is getting pretty dam scary... The White Sox improved to 14-4, the best 18-game start to a season in their 104-year franchise history. Almost all of these games are against AL Central rivals.

I'm just happy having them win each series they're in.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Wolves 1 - Aeros 2 (Overtime) - West Division Semifinal Game 2

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Wolves 4 - Aeros 1 - West Division Semifinal Game 1

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

White Sox 4 - Mariners 5

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Wolves 5 - Grizzlies 1 - Final Game of the Regular Season

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White Sox 2 - Mariners 1

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Monday, April 04, 2005

OPENING DAY - White Sox 1 - Indians 0

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YES!!!! It's Opening Day!!!! All is right with the world!!!

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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Wolves 3 - Griffins 4

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Wolves 3 - Roadrunners 2 (Shootout)

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Monday, March 14, 2005

Getting closer...

Watched baseball over the weekend. Watched baseball. Comcast is broadcasting 20 pre-season games! No one's done that around here before... and it just gets you cranked-up for next month when the season actually starts... Oh, and the Sox beat the Cubs this afternoon, and things feel better than I thought...

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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Wolves 1 - Moose 0

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

11 days until Spring...

... and not only that, my life had started again during my "blogging hiatus". Yes, baseball spring training had started last week. I have a small radio that I take to the hockey and baseball games that I keep in my backpack, so I'm lucky to hear a game being broadcast over ESPN 1000 (even though the interference from all of the damn electronics around here - depending on where you sit/stand - isn't all that bad). What's even better, though I haven't seen one yet, is that Comcast Sports is actually broadcasting 20 pre-season games. I can't wait to sit down and watch.

And you know what came in the mail yesterday? Yes! Our Season Tickets. We were shocked to find out that our seats moved! Our ticket rep moved us up 2 rows from 16 to 14, and we're still in seats 1 & 2. Up side: closer to the field. Down side: we've moved away from Victor! Damn!

We got our Stadium Club passes a week ago - we are splitting the cost this year with our pals Janie & Gary. We'll finally have a place to go (again) when the weather turns crappy at the beginning of the season.

It's too bad that I'm not feeling all that good about the team this year, and so far this spring isn't helping matters.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Ahhhhhh... it's begining...

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TODAY!!!!!!!

Yes!!!! Baseball has cranked-up and my life somehow feels more complete just knowing that I can watch preseason baseball on TV in just 19 days...

Now, if Jose Canseco could just take his book and disappear...

...sort of like the NHL - which officially canceled the entire season today.

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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Wolves 4 - Aeros 5 (Shootout)

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Friday, February 11, 2005

Wolves 5 - Admirals 4 (Shootout)

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Friday, February 04, 2005

Wolves - Barons

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

New Ice

Two half-rink games being played on Rink 1 Open Skate on Rink 2 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony The Wolves Locker Room
The Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center Ice Arenas had their official ribbon cutting ceremony today. Carol and I went over there to check it out. It was important to us because: 1) it's literally just blocks away from our house (but it's not THAT close to walk it), and 2) it is the official practice facility for the Chicago Wolves!

The facility actually opened-up in November, but the Wolves offices, training areas and locker room weren't ready yet.

The place is gorgeous with two full-size rinks. It was packed - there was a time when both rinks were open to open skate and they ran out of rental skates. There were Wolves players available for autographs and out on the ice skating with the guests. The concession stand was in full swing.

I was able to see the actual ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Park District people, the mayor, and the Wolves executives.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Wolves 3 - Hamilton 6

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Monday, January 17, 2005

No party

Tonight is the Chicago Wolves Season Ticket Holder Party at Gameworks in Schaumburg. In fact, it's in a few minutes.

Not motivated enough to go - last year was too crowded, didn't get any food until the end of the evening, really difficult to see the players.

Too fatigued. Gonna stay home.

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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Wolves 4 - Maple Leafs 1

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Green

The new seats being installed at U.S. Cellular Field
I've got an early Christmas present! It's something I've wanted for years. I thought I would never get it, because it costs an awful lot of money and the person in charge doesn't like to spend the money.

I've always wanted a green Comiskey Park. Since it opened in 1991, I've HATED those damn blue seats. It's just another thing that made the place... uninviting for baseball. Now, slowly, over the past couple of years I've seen it - the slow change. When the scoreboard was rebuilt, the facing was changed from blue to green. Some signage around the park changed from blue to green. The padding on the walls around the field changed from blue to green.

And now, they've started replacing over 40,000 seats! YESSSS!!!!! No more swimming pool blue - we'll be sitting on forest green seats, like a real ball park of old.

Unfortunately, they're being phased-in, with the lower deck (where we sit) being last.

But at least it's being done!

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Saturday, December 04, 2004

Wolves 2 - Admirals 3

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Friday, November 19, 2004

Mêlée in Detroit

Holy crap - I don't think I've ever seen something get out of hand this badly. There'to be arrests after all of this. I have never seen something this scary at a sporting event in my life. I have no idea how somebody didn't get themselves seriously injured in all of this - and considering that 1) it was an NBA game and 2) it was in Detroit, I'm surprised somebody didn't smuggle in a weapon and killed somebody.

What am I talking about?

Pacers 97, Pistons 82, 45.9 seconds left in the game.

It all started when Detroit's Ben Wallace went in for a layup and was fouled hard by Artest from behind.

Wallace wheeled around and pushed Artest in the face. The benches emptied and punches were thrown.

As the players continued shoving each other near center court and coaches tried to restore order, Artest sprawled out on his back on the scorer's table, looking relaxed.

Just when it appeared tempers had died down, Artest was struck by a full cup thrown from the stands. He jumped up, and charged into the stands, throwing punches as he climbed over seats.

Fans were punching back, and Jackson and another teammate joined Artest in the mêlée.
As the crowd roared, drinks and debris showered the court and the Pacers players covered their heads as they hustled through the runway leading to the locker room.

A man in a Pistons jersey approached Artest on the court with fists raised, shouting at him. Artest punched him in the face, knocking the man to the floor before leaving the court. Artest was pulled away, and the fan charged back. O'Neal stepped in and punched the man.

And this was much worse than the description.

I haven't followed the NBA in years. I've felt that the NBA is just turning into a bunch of thugs.

I'm not buying any "self defense" pleas here - it just reinforced my feelings.

A bunch of thugs.

Update: NBA Commissioner David Stern announced suspensions:

  • Pacers forward Ron Artest has been suspended for the remainder of the season.

  • Indiana guard Stephen Jackson has been suspended for 30 games.

  • Pacers forward Jermaine O’Neal has been suspended for 25 games.

  • Indiana guard Anthony Johnson has been suspended for five games.

  • Detroit forward/center Ben Wallace has been suspended for six games.

  • Pistons forwards Elden Campbell and Derrick Coleman and guard Chauncey Billups have each been suspended for one game for leaving the bench during an on-court altercation.

  • Indiana guard Reggie Miller has been suspended for one game for leaving the bench during an on-court altercation.
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    Sunday, November 14, 2004

    Defense

    How long can the Bears keep winning when the only points being scored are from the defense???

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    Saturday, October 30, 2004

    Wolves 1 - Mighty Ducks 4

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    Wednesday, October 27, 2004

    I think it's safe to say The Curse is broken

    Boston Red Sox
    Congrats to the Boston Red Sox for sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series!

    I think it's safe to say that you have broken the Curse of the Bambino!

    Did I just see Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch on the field after the game?

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    Saturday, October 23, 2004

    Wolves 3 - Admirals 2 (Overtime)

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    Wednesday, October 20, 2004

    YES!

    Boston Red Sox
    Congratulations, BOSTON! You made me watch your games because of the way you played and it was an honor to watch! You did something no one in Baseball (and it turns out - no one in Basketball, either) to come back 0-3 to win 4-3. A tip of the hat to you!

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    Tuesday, October 19, 2004

    Now, THAT's baseball!

    Boston Red Sox New York Yankees
    My baseball season may be over, but man are these great games to watch! OK, yes, they're epic, but, damn, the play and the twists and turns just suck me in to watch, which I haven't done in years!

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    Saturday, October 16, 2004

    Wolves 1 - Griffins 5

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    Thursday, October 14, 2004

    No hockey? What about simulated hockey?

    So G4TECHTV (that crappy Comcast-owned network that took my beloved TechTV a stripped it clean of it's gadgetry and tech coolness) is simulating the entire NHL season and broadcasting the results in a 3-minute highlight show nightly.

    I don't know how I feel about this.

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    Wednesday, October 13, 2004

    Opening night?

    It's Opening Night in the NHL tonight. Or it was supposed to be. No Opening Night. Then again, there hasn't been any training camps or any exhibition games either. The owners have locked-out the players in a labor dispute.

    The NHLPA made its first proposal in 15 months to NHL negotiators Sept. 9 in Toronto. it was immediately rejected and there hasn't been any movement since, and there's been rumors of the entire NHL season being lost.

    All I know is that it probably means more people going to the Wolves games that we have to deal with. Our opening night is this Saturday!

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    Thursday, October 07, 2004

    Wolves 2 - Griffins 1 - Preseason

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    Sunday, October 03, 2004

    Season Over

    Well, the baseball season is officially over for me. I mention this every year because this is the official time when I slip into a funk until pitchers and catchers report to camp next year. My team - the Chicago White Sox - finished 83-79, 2nd in their division 9 games behind the Twins and out of the Wild Card race by 15 games. To be blunt, they had been out for at least a month and realistically even longer than that. We had the first half of the season and just crumbled in the second half. Everyone did - offense, pitching, even defense. But still, it was a good year.

    Baseball is life and mine is in suspension until next year.

    *sigh*

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    Sunday, September 26, 2004

    White Sox 5 - Royals 1 - Final Home Game

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    Saturday, September 25, 2004

    White Sox 5 - Royals 1

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    Sunday, September 19, 2004

    White Sox 6 - Tigers 1

    Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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    Saturday, September 18, 2004

    White Sox 9 - Tigers 8 - 12 innings

    Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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    Tuesday, September 14, 2004

    Marlins 8 - Expos 6

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    Monday, September 13, 2004

    Marlins 6 - Expos 3

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    Sunday, September 12, 2004

    Not ready

    Chicago BearsDetroit Lions
    Sorry folks, It's baseball season. I don't care if my team is 9 games out and not in the Wild Card.

    It's baseball season - even though football started today. I can't wrap my head around having a new coach and a team that almost doesn't look familiar.

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    Sunday, September 05, 2004

    White Sox 6 - Mariners 2

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    Saturday, September 04, 2004

    White Sox 8 - Mariners 7

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    Friday, September 03, 2004

    Japanese advertising

    Shingo Takatsu pitches to Ichiro Suzuki in the 9th
    I'm watching the white Sox-Seattle game on Fox Sports Net from U.S. Cellular Field and I just noticed that the rolling advertizing sign behind the plate has Japanese advertising in it!

    I'd like to think it's because of Shingo Takatsu, but I'm sure it's because of Ichiro Suzuki. Or perhaps, both.

    I've NEVER seen that before in the park.

    On a side note, I read today that there a rumor that the Cubs will apply to the Historical Commission to be able to put a rolling advertizing sign on the brick behind the plate at Wrigley Field. Ha! Join the ranks of ugly advertising inside the park, dear Cub fans...

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    Monday, August 30, 2004

    How'd he do that?

    I didn't watch the ballgame this afternoon. The Sox were playing Philadelphia in a makeup game. I'm just having trouble getting behind the team right now, as everything and everybody has been sliding downhill. One of these guys is Joe Borchard. We've been hearing about this guy for years and years that he's the future for the outfield - in 2001 he was named by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization, No. 2 Outfielder in the minor leagues. He played 16 games in 2002 and 16 in 2003, and 34 this year. His batting average was .222 in 2002, .184 in 2003 and is .163 for this year (.139 over the last 10 games). In 30 games in the outfield this year, he's made 2 errors and has a fielding percentage of .957 (worse than Jose Valentin, another one of our defensive geniuses). It's easy to see why I'm questioning why the hell we have somebody like this in the lineup.

    In the 2nd in today's game, with a man on base and one out, he does something that has been pissing me off just like so many others on this team - he swings on the first pitch.

    This time, though, he hits a HUGE 504 foot homerun to right-center that easily cleared the bleachers and landed halfway up the concourse. It's the longest ever at U.S. Cellular Field. Ever. (Before that was 495' from Frank Thomas July 23, 2003 against Minnesota off of Johan Santana. Barry Bonds had one at 475' on June 10, 2003 off of Jon Garland)

    Oh, what did he do the other 3 at-bats? Struck out each time.

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    Thursday, August 26, 2004

    White Sox Scout Seats?

    Artist rendering of the new Scout Seating area at U.S. Cellular Field
    I just got an email from my White Sox ticket rep.

    They're building a new seating area behind the plate with all kinds of new amenities.

    If you want the front row, the cost of the seat is $200. Otherwise, it's $170.

    After a season like this one where I felt the team just folded and collapsed, I guess all I can say is "Good luck to you selling those seats!"

    What do you get for that price?

  • Premium reserved parking outside of Gate 3
  • Premium buffet in the 5,000+ square foot private restaurant/lounge with all beverages included
    Private access to seat location
  • Wait service at the seats for food and beverages
  • Comfortable, wide seats
  • Self-service island featuring popcorn, ice cream, peanuts, soda, water, etc.
  • One of the best seats in the house, some of which are closer to home plate than the pitcher!

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    Sunday, August 22, 2004

    White Sox 5 - Red Sox 6

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    Saturday, August 21, 2004

    White Sox 7 - Red Sox 10

    Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox

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    Friday, August 20, 2004

    White Sox 1 - Red Sox 10 - ELVIS NIGHT!

    Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox

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    Sunday, August 08, 2004

    White Sox 3 - Indians 2

    Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians

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    Saturday, August 07, 2004

    White Sox 5 - Indians 6

    Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians

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    Saturday, July 31, 2004

    Baseball despair

    One week ago, I was at a ballgame for my favorite team - The Chicago White Sox. Everything was right with the world.

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    Sunday, July 25, 2004

    White Sox 2 - Tigers 9

    Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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    Saturday, July 24, 2004

    White Sox 7 - Tigers 6

    Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers

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    Monday, July 12, 2004

    Disco Demolition

    Exactly 25 years ago right now, The Chicago White Sox had to forfeit a game at old Comiskey Park

    Local WLUP "shock jock" Steve Dahl along with partner Garry Meier had a promotion at old Comiskey Park: Show up for a Double Header with the Detroit Tigers and bring a Disco record and get in for $1. The record would be put into a pile and blown up in between games to signify the end of disco.

    All hell broke lose after the event - fans rushed the field, tore up turf, even set fires in the upper deck.

    Detroit manager Sparky Anderson protested field conditions and game was called-off and later forfeited by

    WTTW is broadcasting a one-hour special commemorating the event right now. I guess you can get a DVD of the show by going here.

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    Sunday, July 11, 2004

    White Sox 4 - Mariners 3

    Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners

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    Saturday, July 10, 2004

    White Sox 3 - Mariners 2

    Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners

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    Sunday, June 27, 2004

    White Sox 9 - Cubs 4

    Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs

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    Saturday, June 26, 2004

    White Sox 6 - Cubs 3

    Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs

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    Saturday, June 19, 2004

    Sox Yard Sale

    Working one of the racks of game-worn jerseys at the White Sox Yard Sale Just a VW on the Dan Ryan
    Went to the White Sox Yard Sale at the park. Normally it's usually around the 2nd week of March, but because of the extensive construction around the park, they postponed it until today. And instead of being a Garage Sale, it was billed as a Yard Sale held in the Patio area. It seemed like the number of jerseys available has finally gone down after a couple of years, so it was getting hard to find a "good" one, though they were there for a price. The regular jerseys were about $150, but the "good" ones are at least $350. It didn't matter - I didn't have any "good" money with me, even to purchase a cheapo jersey. I was there to pick up any All-Star Game tchochkies that was still still left over. i was able to get an All-Star Media Guide which I wanted - for 25 cents. Spent a few more bucks on some All-Star Bobble Heads (miniatures of the ones that were deployed around Chicago to celebrate the All-Star game last year).

    The odd items this year? Parking lot and stadium signage, seat parts, players luggage (huge, hard-sided Samsonite), bricks (from where?), and scoreboard modulator pieces (no idea which scoreboard).

    While this was going on, there was Family Day in the Park in the outfield, where families can go (for a price - $20/adult $10/child) to play catch in the outfield for an hour. We've done this every year as part of season ticketholder parties, but it's never been done with the public. The place was packed. But there was something I had never seen before - it wasn't fathers bringing their young kids to play catch. The people that stood out were the 20- and 30-somethings that brought their fathers to play catch. An early Father's Day present that could really be something precious to have.

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    Sunday, June 13, 2004

    White Sox 10 - Braves 3

    Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves

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    Saturday, June 12, 2004

    White Sox 10 - Braves 8

    Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves

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    Wednesday, June 02, 2004

    New FUNdamentals at USCF

    The proposed new FUNdamentals area on the left field concourse at U.S. Cellular Field
    I was going to comment on this last week, but never got around to it...

    The White Sox have this great area for kids called FUNdamentals, with batting cages, pitching cages and base running areas, all staffed by White Sox instructors. A lot of people may not even know it exists - it's by gate 3, so if you don't go in that gate, you may never see it.

    The Sox announced that as part of the proposed rehabs of TPFKAC™ (U.S. Cellular Field) for next year, they are going to rebuild FUNdamentals and put it over the left field concourse.

    It looks like a great location (it also looks like you just might be able to watch the game from up there) and will definitely give the area more exposure and better access.

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    Sunday, May 30, 2004

    White Sox 11 - Angels 2

    Chicago White Sox Anaheim Angels

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    Saturday, May 29, 2004

    White Sox 1 - Angels 5

    Chicago White Sox Anaheim Angels
    DOG DAY!

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    Sunday, May 16, 2004

    White Sox 11 - Twins 0

    Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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    Saturday, May 15, 2004

    White Sox 1 - Twins 4

    Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins

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    Friday, May 14, 2004

    Wolves 3 - Admirals 4 - West Division Final Game 6 (2 OT)

    2004 AHL Calder Cup Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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    Thursday, May 13, 2004

    White Sox 0 - Orioles 1 - Game 1 - White Sox 6 - Orioles 5 - Game 2

    Chicago White Sox Baltimore Orioles
    Oh crap... do we feel STUPID...

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    Monday, May 10, 2004

    Wolves 2 - Admirals 5 - West Division Final Game 4

    2004 AHL Calder Cup Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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    Sunday, May 02, 2004

    White Sox 3 - Blue Jays 2

    Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays

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    Saturday, May 01, 2004

    White Sox 4 - Blue Jays 3 (Game 1) - White Sox 6 - Blue Jays 10 (Game 2)

    Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays

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    Doubleheader???

    Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays
    Oh, great. The Sox got rained-out last night. Since Toronto is in the East, we only play them once a year, so they have to make-up yesterday's game today.

    So like I said earlier in the week, the weather is going to suck. Let's see... what is it outside now? 46 degrees. Wind is about 10mph. Wind chill = 41. Oh, and that infamous cooler near the lake. It was going to be crappy sitting out in this to watch a night game, what the hell is this going to be like for two freakin' games???

    We may have to discuss this...

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    Sunday, April 25, 2004

    White Sox 6 - Devil Rays 5

    Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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    Saturday, April 24, 2004

    White Sox 1 - Devil Rays 4

    Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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    Friday, April 23, 2004

    Wolves 8 - Griffins 2 - West Division Semifinal Game 4

    2004 AHL Calder Cup Chicago Wolves Grand Rapids Griffins

    SWEEEEEP!!!!

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    Wednesday, April 21, 2004

    Wolves 4 - Griffins 1 - West Division Semifinal Game 3

    2004 AHL Calder Cup Chicago Wolves Grand Rapids Griffins

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    Tuesday, April 13, 2004

    Home Opener - White Sox 12 - Royals 5

    Chicago White Sox Kansas City Royals

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    Saturday, April 10, 2004

    Wolves 1 - Admirals 3

    Chicago Wolves Milwaukee Admirals

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    Two in a row...

    Two in a row...
    Sorry... not much going on in my life, so watching baseball is key.

    Two wins in a row against the Yankees.

    I like it.

    Sorry, Erin.

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    Friday, April 09, 2004

    That's better...

    This one felt good...
    So the Sox and Cubs start the day even - both with 1-2 records and in 4th place in each of our divisions (OK, tied for 3rd actually). I feel good about that. <snicker>

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    Wednesday, April 07, 2004

    Wolves 4 - Rampage 3

    Chicago Wolves San Antonio Rampage

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    Monday, April 05, 2004

    Oh, so this is how it's going to be...

    What a way to start the season...
    How the hell can this happen?

    The White Sox are in Kansas City and lead them 7-3 going into the bottom of the 9th.

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    Saturday, April 03, 2004

    Wolves 2 - Griffins 1

    Chicago Wolves Grand Rapids Griffins

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    Thursday, March 25, 2004

    Ducats

    Our White Sox Season Ticket stuff
    Well, after a very long day at work and a long drive home, I find that we've received one of my most favorite packages of the year...

    Our White Sox Season Tickets! Same old box, no new information, same seats, nothing I'm really looking forward to this season... just another season of baseball and hope...

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    Wednesday, March 24, 2004

    The Cell's not done

    Saw on the Channel 7 News tonight that it looks like the upper deck renovations at The Cell seem to be way behind schedule for the home opener on April 13th. Take a peek at the story.

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    Saturday, March 20, 2004

    Wolves 2 - Grizzlies 5

    Chicago Wolves Utah Grizzlies

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    Wednesday, March 17, 2004

    Wolves 5 - Mighty Ducks 1

    Chicago Wolves Cincinnati Mighty Ducks

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    Sunday, March 14, 2004

    You can put it on your TV.... YES!!!!

    You can put it on your TV.... YES!!!! The White Sox on WGN
    Yes! Chicago White Sox Spring Training on WGN!!!

    Yes!!! My life's clock is ticking!!!! Yes!!!

    (I'm ignoring the fact the the Sox were on yesterday, because they played the Cubs in Mesa, so the telecast was a Cubs telecast and I hate Chip Carey so much, that it was impossible to watch...)

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    Saturday, March 13, 2004

    Wolves 4 - Barons 2

    Chicago Wolves Cleveland Barons

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    Saturday, March 06, 2004

    Wolves 3 - Hamilton 5

    Chicago Wolves Hamilton Bulldogs

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    Saturday, February 21, 2004

    Wolves 6 - Aeros 3

    Chicago Wolves Houston Aeros

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    Friday, February 20, 2004

    ...<silence>... *tick* *tick* *tick*

    That's the sound of my life's clock ticking again.

    Pitchers and catchers have reported!!!! Woooo Hoooo!!!!!!

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    Monday, February 16, 2004

    The "new lid" at "The Cell"

    The new upper-deck roof is being added at U.S. Cellular Field
    Since I was on the South Side today, I swung by Comiskey (sorry, I will probably always call it Comiskey) to see how the upper deck rennovations were going. The place is a ness. 35th Street is down to two lanes to accomodate the cranes. It's not done and they still have a ways to go. I'm not sure if I like it, but at least it's something to try to fix the park.

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    Tuesday, January 20, 2004

    Party?

    Tonight was the annual Chicago Wolves Season Ticketholder Party, but instead of holding it at the Allstate Arena like the usually do, it was held at Gameworks in Schaumburg (we were happy - Gameworks is much closer to home!). The problem with Gameworks, though, is that it's a much smaller venue. Every machine and game in the house was busy (it was all free while we were there), but it was hard to maneuver around - the lines for the buffet upstairs were huge, not to mention the lines for player autographs were much worse and much slower). We found out there was a second buffet in - of all places - the restaurant and hardly anybody was in there. It was an OK time, but it was quite a bit different and I'm not sure if it was "better" or not. I could tell by our friends John and Carol that it might not appeal to the "older demographic" - crowded, noisy, multiple floors...

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    Saturday, January 17, 2004

    Wolves 5 - Moose 1

    Chicago Wolves Manitoba Moose

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    Wednesday, January 14, 2004

    Wolves 3 - Maple Leafs 3 (Overtime)

    Chicago Wolves St. John’s Maple Leafs

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    Saturday, January 10, 2004

    Wolves 3 - Mighty Ducks 5

    Chicago Wolves Cincinnati Mighty Ducks

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    Friday, January 02, 2004

    SI quotes

    Reading the Sports Illustrated Year In Sports issue and found a quote that put me on the floor...

    WASN'T THAT A LINE FROM THE KAZ TADANO FILM?
    After people wearing hot dog costumes collided during a footrace at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Brewers manager Ned Yost said, "I just looked over and saw our wieners in a wad."

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    Saturday, December 27, 2003

    Wolves 4 - Grizzlies 0

    Chicago Wolves Utah Grizzlies

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    Sunday, December 07, 2003

    Makin' 'em mad...

    Sign shown during the Packers-Bears game
    Saw this great sign during the Bears-Packers game...

    Update: Bears lose 34-21. We suck.

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    Saturday, November 29, 2003

    Wolves 4 - Maple Leafs 1

    Chicago Wolves St. John’s Maple Leafs

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    Monday, November 03, 2003

    Familiar face

    Chicago White Sox
    Well, the Sox made a decision - one that a few people find surprising - former shortstop Ozzie Guillen was named Manager of the White Sox. A few things I remember about watching him play - he has heart, intensity, he never wanted to walk (I always saw him go after pitches - and make contact - that were all over the place), and had this odd little "goofball" side of him, always working hard but having fun in the process. The downside? No management experience - though he was Third Base Coach for the Champion Florida Marlins this year. I hope this works out...

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    Sunday, November 02, 2003

    Wolves 3 - Crunch 4

    Chicago Wolves Syracuse Crunch

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    Saturday, November 01, 2003

    Wolves 4 - Griffins 3

    Chicago Wolves Grand Rapids Griffins

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    Saturday, October 25, 2003